Lizzo’s been having a moment lately, and that continued at the VMAs with an epic performance of the fan-favourite self-love anthems “Truth Hurts” and “Good as Hell.” Out of all her outfits changes, this deconstructed corseted trench coat made by Los Angeles-based designer Howie B. (who has created a number of performance outfits for the singer) was our favourite.
R&B singer H.E.R. made a very memorable red carpet appearance for her first-ever VMAs, complete with a live snake. And while she wasn’t the only one hauling around reptiles (YouTuber Tana Mongeau had a snake of her own), her romantic floral-printed Valentino jumpsuit from the fall 2019 collection kept the nature theme chic and true to her signature style.
For her first time back at the VMAs since 2006, Queen Latifah went for bold and playful in a Sergio Hudson tangerine power suit complete with fringed ankles. Minimal styling with geometric Laruicci earrings and Givenchy sandals complemented the suit without overwhelming the look.
Singer Monica stood out in a slitted dress printed with a kaleidoscope of colours, patterns and words from Los Angeles-based brand Libertine’s spring 2019 collection. If there’s one thing to avoid at the VMAs, it’s showing up with a boring outfit. We can hardly take our eyes off of this one.
The Hustlers‘ actress shone in a bright yellow Yousef Aljasmi bodycon gown embellished with Swarovski crystals and sequins. From her elegant updo to the sleek silhouette of the dress to the campy gold Judith Leiber phone clutch, it was the perfect balance of party and sophistication.
For the latest in fashion, beauty and culture, sign up to receive ELLE's daily newsletter.